We love weekends here at OPL. Every week, we post up a small selection of events we think you might find useful or enjoy. You can find the full list of events here. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat @oaklibrary!
Our new Bananas Learn & Play Camp focuses on serving Grandparents, Siblings, Aunts, Uncles, Friends, and Neighbors. This 8-week playgroup series will focus on child and adult learning. The first week, children and caregivers will enjoy a traditional playgroup. The next week, we will provide child care to allow caregivers time to come together and learn how adults can support children’s healthy development and school readiness. Each week will alternate from playgroup to caregiver-focused sessions that will include fun hands-on activities.
Each playgroup will focus on a different theme each week: • Child Development • Learning our ABCs • Math and Science Experiments, and much more!
Friday, January 18th, 12pm-1:30pm @ West Oakland Branch
For Caregivers, Grandparents, Siblings, Aunts, Uncles, Friends, and Neighbors of children.
Learn how to make lotion out of everyday products! With artists from Oakland-based Rock Paper Scissors Collective. Make some for yourself or to give as a gift for family or friends! All workshop supplies are provided.
Saturday, January 19th, 2:30pm @ Asian Branch
For teens ages 12-18.
Ukuleles are AWESOME. Come learn. Come jam. All ages/abilities welcome. -- 12:30-1:30 - An introductory beginners class. Learn the basics of how to play -- 1:30-2:30 - General instruction (more advanced that beginner instruction) to prepare to jam -- 2:30-3:30 - Rock out with a group -- Guests and observers always welcome.
Saturday, January 19th, 12:30pm-3:30pm @ Melrose Branch
For everyone who listed learning a new instrument as their new year's resolution.
Ace Monster Toys returns with another awesome maker workshop!
Learn how to do through hole soldering with the AMT learn to solder Kit.
Saturday, January 19th, 12pm-2pm @ Golden Gate Branch
For makers, tinkerers, crafters...
The West Oakland Library Friends (WOLF) are having a special meeting in January to discuss the West Oakland Walk (W.O.W.). There will be a project presentation as well as a community input session regarding the WOW and it will specifically focus on the area on 18th St. between Market & Mandela Parkway.
Saturday, January 19th, 1pm-3pm @ West Oakland Branch
For Oakland lovers, and anyone interested in learning about upcoming projects in West Oakland.
Do you rent your home? Do you have questions? The Oakland Tenant's Union is at the Main Library on the first and third Sundays of every month. They can answer questions or provide resources about evictions, landlords, your rights, and more. Please call for an appointment: 510-704-5276. Every first and third Sunday from 3-5 pm, in the Veterans Center in the lobby. Everyone is welcome, although veterans may be given priority when applicable.
Sunday, January 20th, 3pm-5pm @ Main Library
For anyone looking for renter's assistance.
For more events, make sure to check out our events calendar.